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VERSACE PRE-FALL 2024 COLLECTION

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VERSACE PRE-FALL 2024 COLLECTION

“This collection is a very personal reflection of the pieces I love the most at Versace and wear every day and the pieces I like most on the men around me. I love the play of proportion and scale, the softness of colors and the great accessories. I will be wearing the oversized cargo pants in every color!”


Donatella Versace

INSPIRATION
Designs are crafted around the key signatures of the House, from the iconic codes of the Barocco and Medusa ’95 to the use of silhouette, material, and print—immediate signifiers of Versace.

LINE
An overall sense of lightness and freshness with clashing proportions in perfect balance—slick leather shirts with high-volume cargo pants, a softly tailored unlined jacket over bias-cut skirts, fluid shirts with print panel inserts worn with straight tailored denim pants. The cargo pant influences a full wardrobe of coats, dresses, shirts, and drawstring adjusted skirts featuring patch pockets. The length of jackets plays between cropped and oversized. The iconic Versace silk foulard is inserted into coats, as a panel in shirts and denim pants, and a three-dimensional detail circling cutaways in dresses.

MATERIAL
Signature materials of the House continue to inspire, with tweed, leather, suede, silk, and denim expressed in new ways. Fresh summer wool sees jackets in a new softer approach to tailoring. The Barocco runs through cashmere in a luxurious and skilled jacquard. Daywear is elevated by print inserts in fluid silk satin and different denim washes. Evening styles are crafted in silk georgette and crepe fabrics, and innovations from the Atelier inspire a new lighter weight form of the iconic metal mesh for ready-to-wear.

COLOR
A transition from late summer colors of Pearl Gray, Dusty Rose, Ivory, and Tan to Dark Olive, Concrete Gray, and Black.

PRINT
Barocco: Originating in a 1991 runway collection, the Barocco print of Versace was designed as a vibrant celebration of creativity, freedom of expression and magic. With origins in ancient Greek architecture and Baroque art, it rapidly became one of the most identifiable signatures of the House of Versace alongside the Medusa and the graphic framing Greek key pattern.
La Coupe des Dieux: La Coupe des Dieux is French for ‘the cup of the gods.’ The print’s central cup motif is in reference to the story of Ganymede who in Greek mythology was appointed cup-bearer of the gods’ divine nectar. The same classical influences and opulent ornamentation of the House’s signature Barocco print feature throughout.

READY-TO-WEAR
Women’s themes center around staples of the Versace wardrobe—tailoring, knitwear, dresses, and denim. Each continue and develop recurring shapes and techniques which are at the heart of the House, making for a collection both consistent and unexpected. The Versace Men’s strength of attitude is evident and refined, with an expanded selection of shirt options and a clash between classics and new fabrics such as blousons in suede and nappa leather

WOMEN’S KEY LOOKS
Look 1: Barocco cashmere-blend jacquard coat; summer wool unlined single-breasted tailored jacket; cotton vest; stone-washed tailored denim pants; Alia sling-back pumps; Medusa ’95 tote bag.
Look 4: Summer wool unlined double-breasted tailored jacket; summer wool vest top; summer wool tailored bias cut pencil skirt; Alia pumps; Medusa ’95 tote bag.
Look 7: Metal mesh cocktail dress; Gianni Ribbon sling-back sandals; Medusa ’95 mini bag.
Look 28: Sablé cocktail dress with cutaway and three-dimensional La Coupe des Dieux trim; Gianni Ribbon wedges; Greca Goddess mini top handle bag.
Look 41: Double wool crepe round shoulder cropped jacket; double wool crepe A-line skirt; Gianni Ribbon knee-high boots; Medusa ’95 tote bag.

MEN’S KEY LOOKS
Look 4: Barocco cashmere-blend jacquard peacoat; stone-washed denim blouson; stone-washed denim pants; Luciano boots; Athena pouch; Cargo briefcase.
Look 8: Cotton gabardine coat; summer wool unlined double-breasted tailored jacket; cotton vest; summer wool tailored pants; Villa drivers; Medusa Biggie crossbody bag.
Look 9: Wool mélange tailored jacket; cotton poplin shirt; wool mélange tailored pants; Luciano boots; Medusa Biggie clutch bag.
Look 20: Heavy cotton parka with rear La Coupe des Dieux foulard insert; cotton vest; cotton canvas cargo pants; Villa drivers; Cargo briefcase.
Look 23: Cotton twill blend reversible La Coupe des Dieux blouson; cotton vest; cotton canvas cargo pants; Adriano boots.

BAGS & ACCESSORIES
Bags take an approach of overall refinement through research into new material and craft finishes that sees the La Medusa and Medusa Biggie themes reworked. Seasonal inspirations reimagine Athena and Greca Goddess styles in new colors.
Medusa ’95: Bag line that takes inspiration from the Versace handbag of Diana, Princess of Wales and defined by the Medusa ’95 hardware first seen in collections from 1995. Seasonal colors are presented in options of powder-like grain leather and matte crocodile-embossed leather. A new clutch bag with detachable metal chain is introduced.
Greca Goddess: Existing shoulder and hobo bag styles take-on seasonal colors of Khaki, Chiffon, and Charcoal Gray.
Athena: New raffia jacquard woven to recreate the Barocco pattern in colorways of Black and Natural, and Ivory, Pink, and Coral. New micro tote bag size is introduced.
Medusa Biggie: The signature men’s bags and accessories line defined by the Medusa Biggie metal detail is fully redesigned with key functionalities updated for today’s needs. New emphasis on leather craftsmanship through a new grain leather and hand painted edge finishing.
Cargo: Introducing new sling bag to the line of highly portable and versatile bags and pouches featuring multiple patch pockets.

SHOES
The collection’s focus on immediately identifiable signatures of Versace continues to a full day-toevening selection of shoes with reworked House codes. Gianni Ribbon expands its style and craft offering. A new selection of women’s boots is introduced, from winter flats to block heel booties. The men’s formal shoe offering is renewed by the introduction of themes including Villa drivers, and Metropoli and Adriano which propose alternative takes on loafer, boot, and lace-up shoe shapes.
Gianni Ribbon: Theme expands through new stiletto and wedge sandals featuring the signature bow. The ballet flat style is continued in new nappa leather, and crystal or stud embellished finishes, and expands to a new block-heel Mary Janes. The bow is introduced in micro scale on wedge sandals including in galvanized silver leather. Transparent strap details give a nude-like effect to stiletto sandals.
Alia: An exaggerated maxi bow with central Medusa emblem features to new stiletto pumps in satin with transparent strap option.
Medusa ’95: New boots added alongside the theme’s existing soft leather stiletto boots and booties include a Texan style, block heel booties, and an equestrian-like knee-high boot. New strappy stiletto sandals.
Villa: New men’s drivers and mules with soft construction and slim injected rubber sole. Crafted in nappa or suede leathers.
Luciano: New city boot shape with a hit of Texan style through a tapered heel and squared-off toe

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